Aire-Wharfe League: Beckwithshaw denied by rain

Alex Lilley was in fine form for Beckwithshaw against Rawdon, but his side were thwarted by bad weather
Alex Lilley was in fine form for Beckwithshaw against Rawdon, but his side were thwarted by bad weather

There was frustration for Airedale & Wharfedale Division One leaders Beckwithshaw as bad weather denied them what looked a certain victory over Rawdon.

Alex Lilley’s men produced an impressive bowling performance to dismiss their hosts for 134 in 32 overs, Taylor Williams leading the way with 3-26.

Skipper Lilley also claimed a trio of scalps, while Eugene Burzler took 2-21.

A captain’s knock of 70 not out from Lilley then got Beckwithshaw to 114/4 in just 14 overs before rain forced the players off and the game was eventually abandoned.

Struggling Collingham & Linton made 157/6 from their 50 overs at home to Otley, but again the weather curtailed proceedings.

Kuda Samunderu (30), Luke Kilby (29) and Steve James (28 not out) all got starts for the home side, but were unable to turn them into big scores.

Otley then reached 22/0 in reply before the heavens opened.

Elsewhere in the top flight, Bilton managed to restrict North Leeds to 129/3 in 40 overs but a downpour ensured that no further play took place.

In Division Two, just one over was completed as Follifoot (3/0) visited Leeds Modernians.

Bardsey managed to beat the weather to complete the only victory in the top three tiers, overcoming Alwoodley in their third division encounter.

Henry Wainman’s stunning spell of 5-8 played a big part in the visitors being bowled out for just 91 inside 30 overs, Harwood Williams and Sagar Shanghavi each chipping in with a brace of wickets.

Bardsey then raced to a winning total of 95/4 in 18.5 overs, Gary Hopton top seeing his team over the line with 19 not out.